Dec
10
2016
1

All The Night (Slowly)

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Wrong speed classic of the month.

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Sep
13
2016
0

The 80s

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The 80s

The 80s were about wearing black on black, not exhanging bodily fluids, forgetting about New York and flying to London instead. Grace Jones and Pedro Almodóvar made immense impact. The best fonts were by Neville Brody, seen in magazines like Face and the Arena. From France, Philippe Starck emerged as the new designer god. Communism fell, MTV was born and there was famine in Ethiopia. Nights were spent on watching horror movies in cinemas and ultraviolent Hong Kong gangster films on vhs but people still danced on weekends. Computers took over. Anything else…no, that’s pretty much it.

The sounds? Here’s some of the right stuff in a mix.

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Aug
23
2016
3

The Unnamed Avenger Minimix 2

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It’s essentially the spiritual sequel to The Unnamed Avenger Minimix. It’s still as strange and for sure totally lacks direction. This time we trade cosmic luchadores and Bollywood fighters for Afro super sentais. Sort of. Enjoy.

The Unnamed Avenger Minimix 2 (right-click to save)

Kudos to Jussi and Discotruper for part of the selection. (more…)

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Aug
19
2016
0

Elleorde: Black Talon

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Elleorde – Black Talon

Finally it’s here, a new record by the cosmic force behind Den Haan’s epic Gods From Outer Space album, and it’s a cause for celebration. The familiar dynamics are intact and the tone is as hedonistic as ever but the music does not loop back on itself. Strides are taken toward a new destination, somewhere resembling the Almerian region in Spain where the legendary spaghetti westerns were shot.

Three of the four tracks on my demo pressing ascend to frenzied, laser synth peaks with rolling thunder basslines, haunting melodies, moody whistling sounds and all around weirdness and toughness. Then there’s one mellow tune that pours dark, delicious tasting liquids over your naked body as you squirm with pleasure. Everything you hear presents a full manifestation of carefully constructed ideas and is executed with technical four-on-the-floor finesse.

Here’s a taster of the stuff. You’ll want it all, obviously. It’ll be available soon.

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Jul
27
2016
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Jun
26
2016
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Total Eclipse

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Klaus Nomi – Total Eclipse

Klaus Nomi – Wasting My Time

The high operatic notes reached by Waylon on his record Crème de la Crème have been documented here several times as has been the output of Sylvester. Now let’s hear it for Klaus Nomi, born as Klaus Sperber in Immerstadt, Bavaria. Nomi was a one-time usher at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, as well as a performer at a gay discothèque Kleist Casino, before moving to New York in 1972 where he became legendary in the city’s art and club scenes.

The voice you hear is a falsetto, not a castrato. A castrato singer’s voice is the result of a castration done before puberty.

The creation of castrati singers became popular first in Rome during the mid-16th century, when the pope banned women singing in churches or on the stage. Italian boys with promising voices would be taken to a back-street barber-surgeon, drugged with opium, and placed in a hot bath. The expert would snip the ducts leading to the testicles, which would wither over time. By the early 1700s, it is estimated that around 4,000 boys a year were getting the operation. Some lived thru the mutilation and many died from complications. Few became celebrated singers.

The high notes of a pre-pubescent boy wafting from the lungs of an adult were said to sound magical and ethereal. The prowess came from an increased breath capacity. The lack of testosterone allowed the skeleton to continue to grow beyond what was normal. Limbs would elongate. As would ribs. This was why castrati had such exceptional lung power. Nobody now actually knows what a castrato singer sounded like, as the practice became illegal in 1861, before recordings could be produced.

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May
23
2016
0

Escape

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Magnetic System – Escape

Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera ost 45 sounds fast and furious even when pitched down a lot. Godzilla from the a-side has been one of my all time faves ever since it was featured here back in 2009.

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Apr
10
2016
0

In The Disko

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Papertiger And The Cat Cammerorchestra – In The Disco

Cult item for those into danger.

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Jan
08
2016
0

Robot

lysergicMiha Kralj – Robot

Lysergic robot disco sounds from Yugoslavia, 1982.

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Dec
09
2015
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Data Transfer

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Pluta Connexion – Data Transfer

Pluta Connexion – Ic D’Amour

The standard compact cassette is a popular way of data storage for personal computers. Typical data rates for compact cassettes are 2,000 bit/s. You can store about 660 kB per side on a 90-minute tape.
The music is from Germany, made in 1981.

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Nov
23
2015
0

Stop The Bullshit

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If you’re not as lucky as Paul below on the chest hair department, why not try psychokenisis? Or better still, just don’t give a fuck and feel the bass! Germany, 1981.

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Nov
09
2015
0

Green Onions

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The title has absolutely nothing to do with combustible herbage says Steve Cropper. It was just named after a cat called Green Onions, whose moves inspired the riff. Google for more explanations or just let the slowed down voice of Nina nourish your imagination.

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Oct
30
2015
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Oct
30
2015
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Halloween

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Halloween

The veil between the living and the dead is thinnest at Samhain, the original Halloween when hills ran red with the blood of children and animals. Here now are dark and depressing dance songs to put you into that original spirit for the coming night, music about the living dead, pestilence, drugs, despair and madness. First up is naturally Diamanda Galas herself whose works include recordings The Litanies of Satan and The Divine Punishment, as well as the book The Shit of God, published in 1996.

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Sep
02
2015
0

Ostafrika

die parteiDie Partei – Ostafrica

Sure it’s important for a dj to build the night with careful choices… boring, boring, boring, give me the peak hour madness now!

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Sep
02
2015
0

Locomotive Breath

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That bass kicks like a 528 Hemi with mechanical roller cam and individual throttle bodies. So who cares about a luggage rack option or painfully pretensions poses, when burnouts are available anytime you want. Please do remember to check an even more equally impressive version Jussi posted about 3 billion years ago.

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Aug
17
2015
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Octagon

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Der Alte was a childhood favorite for many drop-out teens like me. Mostly because there was nothing else available on Finnish television. Even thought I watched too many episodes, I can’t remember this cosmic moment from the episode “Kalt wie Diamant” (Germany, 1983).

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Jun
10
2015
0

Disco Dream

lacanFancy – Disco Dream

Not that Fancy.

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May
09
2015
0

China

china 1China – China

5.53 a.m. Despite the overwhelming fatigue sleeping is out of question. Sunrise in May is simply too precious to be missed. Perhaps gentle airy cigarettes on the balcony? China 12″ roaring at 108 bpm? Of course not. The people next door would probably mind. Be quiet. Don’t smoke. The downsides of overtly safe urban housing. Would it be too late for a drive to archipelago to find abandoned buildings?

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May
04
2015
0

Children Of The Night

cofnLance Lumsden – Children Of The Night

Sing-along disco for those euphoric nights you feel like comprehending the idea of the tenth dimension or just feel moderately happy (Austria, 1980).

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